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Toughie 1572

Toughie No 1572 by Samuel

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Good Morning everyone. I have the pleasure of doing today’s Toughie review as Toro is busy for the next couple of weeks. I do like Samuel’s puzzles and this one is no exception.… Continue reading

DT 28058

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28058

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Good morning from a cold, grey Shropshire – Brrr. I rather enjoyed today’s puzzle from our Thursday Mr Ron. It’s not exactly a ‘R & W’ and there are a couple of clues which stretch the synonym / definition bracket a bit – but I’m pretty sure that you’ll enjoy it too.… Continue reading

DT 28046

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28046

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Good Morning from a clear and frosty Shropshire, brrr. Today’s puzzle is definitely not by Ray T as he is in ‘Toughie’ mode and this contains none of his trademark clueing.… Continue reading

DT 28022

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28022

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Good morning from deepest, darkest Shropshire (actually it’s quite bright) and a Very Happy 7th Birthday to the blog. Congratulations to BD for devising and maintaining this site for all budding cruciverbalists and establishing a forum for like-minded people to exchange views.… Continue reading

DT 27880

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27880

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Good morning from a wet and windy Shropshire – as I’m sure is the case for the rest of you in the UK (I do hope you are all well).… Continue reading

DT 27868

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27868

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Good morning everyone from a warm and sunny Shropshire. Today BD has given me the opportunity to blog a Giovanni and what a benign mood the Don is in.… Continue reading

Toughie 1433

Toughie No 1433 by Excalibur

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First time I’ve tried this, so please bear with me. Excalibur is not everyone’s favourite setter (who is?) but today’s puzzle is quite pleasant with some good clue construction and surface readings.… Continue reading